Wednesday MidDay Medley plays Runway Lights

Wednesday MidDay Medley
Produced and Hosted by Mark Manning

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Sara Swenson + Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear
+ Jeanette Powers & Uptown Arts Bar
+ Danny Powell & The KC Blues Society

Mark plays more New & Local Releases from: Sara Swenson, Loose Park, Now Now Sleepyhead, Vigil and Thieves, The Big Iron, Sky Smeed, Me Like Bees, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear. We’ll also play Belle and Sebastian.

At 10:15 Jeanette Powers writer, poet and manager of Uptown Arts Bar, joins us to discuss Estrogen Rush: A Tribute to Maya Angelou, Saturday, July 12, at 8:00 PM, a celebration of Kansas City area female poets honoring the memory and spirit of legendary poet and author Maya Angelou. Uptown Arts Bar is also a KC Fringe Festival venue and is the home of the Poetic Underground POUND Slam. More info at

At 10:30 critically acclaimed singer songwriter Sara Swenson joins us to discuss her third full length release, “Runway Lights” recorded in Nashville, via the UK, with producer Don Chaffer. Sara Swenson will play a special “Runway Lights” Release House Show, on KC’s West Side, July 18, at 7:30 PM. More info at:

At 11:05 Danny Powell, President of the Kansas City Blues Society joins us to discuss: Youth Jam and Brunch at the Phoenix, Sunday, July 13, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. This is an opportunity for young musicians under the age of 18 to bring their instrument and jam with professional musicians. More info at:

At 11:30, Mark welcomes back to the show the modern soulful/folk music duo, Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear who will be headlining a benefit for Me Like Bees (who’ll play the Vans Warped Tour). The benefit is called, We Like Bees, Saturday, July 12, at 6:00pm, at the Ganesha Theatre, 2331 E 7th St, Joplin, Missouri. The lineup also includes: Of Course Not, Sardis, Social Sinners, Sun Hands, None The Wiser, and Robert Cooper.

Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear also play three sets at Westport Saloon, 4112 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, MO, Saturday, July 26, at 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm. More info at

Show #533

Runway Lights – Photo by Michael John Price. Design by Nathan Lewis.

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